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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Nov 7, 2007 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Top Five This Season

I know some of us listen to, "other bands" -- right? (~);-)

Who are the top five bands that you have been jammin to this fall?

Here's Mine:

1. The Good Ol' Grateful Dead (always first)
2. Widespread Panic
3. Ween
4. David Gray
5. Peter Gabriel

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Grateful Dead
The Beatles
and then some of the usual suspects from the blues batch, currently focusing on:
Muddy Waters
Buddy Guy
Harp Attack (Carey Bell, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Billy Branch)

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

grateful dead 1977
grateful dead 1972
grateful dead 1970
grateful dead 1969
grateful dead 1973

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Nov 7, 2007 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Besides the Dead, obviously:

Doc Watson
Flying Lotus
Charlemagne Palestine
Antonin Dvorak
Phill Niblock

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

excluding the dead

1. Hornsby
2. Boz Scaggs
3. Oscar peterson
4. Jimmy Buffett
5. Dire straits

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

lobby!

great call on oscar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kNvWQgkDcs

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Poster: waynecs Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Besides the Dead and offshoots There's:
1.Bob Dylan
2.Sleater-Kinney
3.Umphreys McGee
4.White Stripes
5.Govt Mule

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

#2 for Jack & Meg! Be sure to watch the DVD of Blackpool lights. Great stuff.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Other than the obvious:
Roger Waters
Elvis costello
Todd Rundgren/Utopia
Peter Gabriel
Pete Townshend

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 7, 2007 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

I love those albums where Pete is doing a bunch of Who stuff solo. I believe they were called Scoop. Also

ROUGH MIX! with Ronnie Lane. One of my all time favs

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 7, 2007 3:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

You need to dig through the back catalogue. His stuff solo is far more cerebral, yet just as powerful as anything he did with the Who. His first solo release, Who Came First lives towards the top of my most played lists. He's just a great song writer.

Few sing as solefully as he either. Of course, no one, I think, could ever push as much emotion into a song as Jerry, who was somehow able to emote with his guitar as well.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 7, 2007 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Yeah. Personally I thought he could have done every bit as good without Daltry. no offense but to me Daltry is like Garfunkel, nice touch but non essential

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 8, 2007 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Daltrey had an incredible voice. My opinion only, one of the best in rock and roll. On its own, though, it wasn't really such a big deal. Under the orchestration, and arrangement of Pete, though, it was another key instrument in the complete picture.

I saw the Who perform on the Endless Wire tour this past winter, incidentally the album is great, and Daltrey has finally started to succumb to age. His voice remained pure for far longer than most, but it hasn't maintained it's youthful anger. He doesn't hit the high notes like he used to. The music was great though. Fun was had by all.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2007 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

So did Garfunkel ( for folk not rock ) but to me unless we're talking the old American songbooks ( sung by Frank etc. ) I tend to lean towards who actually wrote the tune. I'd MUCH rather hear Dylan sing his own tunes than someone with a " better voice"

I think Robert Plant had a much more unique rock and roll voice than Daltry and he at least wrote the lyrics, BUT it was all studio pretty much. Except for the first album era his voice pretty much sucked live after that imo.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 8, 2007 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

I agree, for the most part. Dylan holds a very special place for me (and I suspect a large portion of the readers) in that his songs are not only exceptional, but that they translate to so many others being able to cover them well. I mean seriously, who else has been so widely covered by so many divergent styles, so well.

Look at the obvious. Watchtower has probably been covered as much or more than any other song in the popular canon. Can anyone say that any of these are badly done? I mean, sure, if william shatner covered it, there would probably be a gap there, but... Actually, I'd bet that william shatner did cover it.

How many covers of Dylan songs did the Dead (in its incarnations, and configurations) perform? Like 30? 40?

I've had the Daltry/Plant conversation many times. I will always believe that Daltry had a far stronger, purer and more compelling Rock and Roll voice. Plant, and exceptional singer in his own right, didn't have the pure range or depth. He did possess, however, a much more powerful falsetto.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2007 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Most covers of Dylan leave me flat compared to the originals though with the exception of Hendrix and the Dead. To me, even though the Byrds and especially the Band are more associated with Dylan ( or at least were ), imo besides Dylan NO ONE does Dylan better that the Dead. I have heard some good Fairport Dylan covers.

Guess we'll have to disagree on the Daltry/Plant comparison but it's a little unfair perhaps because when I hear Townsend sing the songs he wrote but Daltry sings I usually like him singing it better whereas no one else in Zeppelin sang so it's hard to imagine someone else singing those songs.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 8, 2007 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Fair enough, and to be honest, I do prefer Townshend on a large percentage of the songs he wrote. Again, he is for me a far more compelling artist as a solo act than as a member of the Who. There are some incredible songs that simply sound better with that soulful, and somewhat sad Townshend whine to them than the Daltry versions.

I do prefer Dylan singing his own stuff as well, but his songs really hold up under other interpretations, is all I'm saying. Of course, given the lyrics, and complexities, it's hard for anyone to really do them justice. Phil seemed to have a strange ability to remember the Tom Thumb lyrics well, though, didn't he. I can remember some serious Bobby flubs on Dylan covers.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2007 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

"I can remember some serious Bobby flubs on Dylan covers. "

true but here's something someone said to be once that I thought was interesting observation. During Desolation Row they say how is it that they can remember all these words bu can' remember the words to their own songs. Thought that was funny.

Hey, you never said anything to my mention of Rough Mix. I assume you're familiar with that one? Does it do anything for you?

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Poster: alycabally Date: Nov 8, 2007 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Coming in at the end of this, but Pete Townshend is flat out amazing;period. Anyone that could even begin to write Quadrophenia is a maniacal genius.
Had the pleasure of seeing the Who on both legs of the 2006-2007 tour with my sixteen year old daughter. On school nights we drove 2 1/2 hours each way to see them because I wanted her to appreciate the power and the bombast of the Who, even in the evening of their career.
I like the new cd, and the live show is still as dynamic as it ever was. I know this will infuriate some of the old timers, but the Pino Palladino -Zak Starkey rythmn section is ev4ery bit as good as the Entwhistle-Moon one. Pete plays Strats now and doesn't rely on that heavy, Gibson bottom, and the guitar sound is a lot different. That's okay by me as they still tear it up.

Funnily enough, I was just out in my car listening to the Royal Albert Hall CD. Crap recording but good performance.

The WHo, IMO, are the best band I have ever seen live and I have seen a boatload.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 8, 2007 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

check out interesting article by justin kreutzman, containing nice comments from mr garcia re the who and pete in particular (and vice versa):

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/12/01/160830.php

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2007 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

better than the Dead and Pink Floyd?

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 8, 2007 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

I have to agree, this Endless Wire tour was excellent. I had the good fortune to see it for free, if you can dig it.

I've seen the Who a couple dozen times. The best was in 94 when they toured with a redux of Quadrophenia. One of my favorite pieces of music bar none. Certainly a desert island top 5. Incredible performances.

Pino - A far better musician than Entwhistle. Yes, I believe this to be true. But, the band has lost something by losing the ox.

Since there've been a few drummers since Moony, I have to say that Zac is fantastic. No one will ever be Keith Moon. But, the band isn't lacking with Zac on the skins.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 8, 2007 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Rough Mix is great. Ronnie Lane was really sick when they collaborated on Rough Mix. I think that it was one of the last things he did before dying. There is so much pathos in this album as well as sheer joy. I love it.

Seriously, though, have you listened to "Who Came First?"

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2007 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Is that the one with just Pete on the cover in the cream jump suit? If so yes but it's been a LONG time

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 15, 2007 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reviving dead thread

for those pete lovers, this is a nice listen:

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ConcertDetail.aspx?id=20051249|5454

Some interesting guests/musicians sharing the stage...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 8, 2007 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

I was about to mention Fairport, which featured some young guitarist whose name escapes me....

Ah, yes, RICHARD THOMPSON

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 8, 2007 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Also featuring the beautiful voice of SANDY DENNY

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 8, 2007 12:35pm
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Yep, a tragedy she was taken away so soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNDV-LHQIPw [too bad no live footage here]


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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 8, 2007 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Scoop, boy haven't played that one in years either. It was an interesting album because if I recall most of the stuff were demos that Pete did at home and then took to The Who. So you got bare bones versions of Who songs.

I always thought Pete was a passionate singer and songwriter as well. You could always feel the emotion coming out of him via words and voice.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ConcertDetail.aspx?id=20052519|8087
some Todd for you...

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:15pm
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Thanks for the todd show. 'course work blocks all access to WGV! I'll probably buy from home. But, I've got a lot of rare Toddities, anyone wanna contact me off list, I love to share.

staggerleib at yahoo.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

thanks. made note of same. right now, got more than i can listen to, and truth is, most of what I hear these days is off archive or wolfgang's at work since the wife always want me to turn it down, whereas i subscribe to the notion, if you can't play it loud, why play it?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Have you heard the Secret Policeman's Ball from 81 or so with Pete doing solo work? Really great when he does those selection's off Who's Next. Don't know his more recent solo stuff though.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:09pm
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Damn, I haven't listened to that in years. I think I have it on vinyl somewhere.

I think the songs were Pinball Wizard, Won't Get Fooled Again and Drowned (which was my favorite).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:22pm
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Good memory! Those are the three...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:32pm
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either of you guys heard the lifehouse release? I have only the one cd compilation, but i believe it is a total of 5 cds (the failure of the original concept resulted in the various debris being released as who's next). It's available thru Pete's site - or was. Anyway, very cool stuff.

OK - it's 6 CDs.
http://www.earcandymag.com/rrcase-lifehouse.htm

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:45pm
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I have a number of the Lighthouse releases. They're brilliant.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:49pm
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Nope--new stuff to me; haven't kept up with him other than tidbits on the news, etc.

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Excluding GD, JGB, Ratdog, Phil, Planet Drum, Tricromes, Bruce Hornsby... well there goes 75% of my iPod.

1. Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Kind of Blue
2. Jack Johnson - the kids call it "monkey music," he did the Curious George soundtrack
3. Keb Mo - for listening with my wife
4. Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday - I can't choose between my favorite ladies of song
5. Widespread Panic & Ryan Adams - are my two new bands I have been jamming to as of late

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 7, 2007 8:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

wineman ... love billie, but ella wins for me everytime

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 8, 2007 8:04am
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True, Ella wins by a nose, but it is a tough race. Ella is pure perfection. She has total mastery of her voice and note. But Billie, oh, her raw power is something to behold. Similar to Dylan. Technically not a great singer, but you believe it is coming from his soul. And then there is Sarah Vaughn, another favorite.

For my money, I like women jazz singers, but for rock I prefer male singers.

Two nights ago I asked my wife, "Do you think it will make any difference learning guitar with me being virtually tone deaf." She said, "It didn't seem to hurt Jerry." I replied with a serious look, "Hey, you can make fun of me any day of the year, but Jerry? That ain't cool." Joking of course so it was pretty funny. So he isn't Ella either, but he's grown on me. ;-)

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 7, 2007 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

grateful dead
hendrix
motorhead
saxon
johnny winter
allman brothers band
gov´t mule
hendrix

disordered

This post was modified by fireeagle on 2007-11-08 01:38:11

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Poster: daliguana Date: Nov 7, 2007 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

1. Lyle Lovett
2. Ministry of Sound
3. Keb Mo
4. Sade
5. Sound Tribe Sector Nine

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Poster: daliguana Date: Nov 7, 2007 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

1. Lyle Lovett
2. Ministry of Sound
3. Keb Mo
4. Sade
5. Sound Tribe Sector Nine

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

(GD/JGB) - goes w/out saying
Johnny Winter
Talking Heads
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sublime
Jimi Hendrix

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2007-11-07 18:21:48

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Poster: bigbossdan Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

After the Grateful Dead, my list goes like this:

1) Michael Franti & Spearhead
2) Ryan Montbleau Band
3) Cake
4) Leftover Salmon (Anyone familiar with the Nashville Sessions?)
5)Wilco/Billy Bragg

I'm hoping to catch Vieux Farka Toure on Sunday in Burlington, but would have to pass on Dark Star Orchestra in the main hall to do so.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

! Grateful Dead
2 Allman Brothers Band
3 Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour
4 North Mississippi Allstars
5 Drive By Truckers

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

1. the obvious choice
2. Steve Kimock
3. REM
4. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
5. Susan Tedeschi

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:15am
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1. Perennial favorites, the GD
2. Dave Brubeck
3. Widespread (live stuff)
4. Phish (it's been a renaissance of sorts recently)
5. Cannonball Adderley

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:23am
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Excluding GD (pretty much daily at work), and since labor day:
1. Richard Thompson
2. The Cardinals (includes Ryan solo/Whiskeytown)
3. Little Feat (lots of great, great shows on archive)
4. Lucinda Williams
5. Coltrane

BTW, Brubeck at Monterey Jazz Fest was awesome - much better than year before. Amazing how those guys still have it. Then again, he's only like 92...

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:41am
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He is old, and still amazing. The most recent live recording of his I heard had a "Take 5" encore that was literally played at hyperspeed.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:51pm
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Hey Pat & BD--Brubeck & kids, and just him originally: really amazing sound. Love that stuff--he grew up where I did in the east bay, and my parents had albums of his from late 50s early 60s and it shocked me when I listened to it as a kid (ie, that my parents would have this stuff, along with Oscar Peterson).

Very cool choice. Take Five is my fav...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:55am
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yea, they came into out of total discordant chaos - very, very trippy. saw him year before, and it was good, but this year was amazing. He followed Terence Blanchard and preceded SOnny Rollins. Not a bad night...

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Nov 7, 2007 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

1. Atrium Musicae Madrid
2. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
3. Liz Phair
4. Manolo Caracol
5. Skip James

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:16pm
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(besides primal GD)

1. The Jam (Direction, Reaction, Creation)

2. Psychedelic States (various artists, various states e.g. Alabama)

3. Jefferson Airplane (various live '66-'69 shows)

4. Pentangle (rarities and remixes)

5. Kaleidoscope (UK '67-'69 folk psych)

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Poster: alycabally Date: Nov 7, 2007 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

1. Phil and Friends 2006 tour
2. Wishbone Ash
3. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
4. Muddy Waters
5. Patty Griffin

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 7, 2007 7:22pm
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Wishbone Ash - yeah! I esp. like "Warrior", "The King Will Come" and "Throw Down The Sword".

Are any of their other songs like those? I've only heard 2 Wishbone Ash lps:
Argus (I have that now) and Live Date (heard it years ago).

Other lps I keep coming back to and have played recently more than once:

Future Games - Fleetwood Mac (it's got 3 or 4 hynotic, timeless tunes)

Village Green Preservation - Kinks (the 3 disc set.. too much!)

Rolling Stones - Necrophilia (early versions of '66-'68 songs)

Pink Floyd - Pipiper at the Gates (the stereo/mono remasters)

The Stranglers - Black and White (a childhod favorite, esp. Toiler On The Sea)








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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 7, 2007 2:50pm
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1. Grateful Dead
2. Bela Fleck
3. David Grisman & Tony Rice
4. Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall
5. Curtis Mayfield

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Poster: ststephen7 Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:48am
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the grateful dead
Trampled by turtles
widespread panic
younder mountian string band
bruce hornsby
the bad plus

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:42am
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excluding Dead ( which is numero uno of course )

1) Wilco
2) Ween
3) Dylan
4)Burrito Bros/Gram
5)and even more Dead just to keep it in proportion on how much I do listen to

I have been hunting aropund the Archive for different stuff, here's a couple of things I checked out

Warren Zevon
Billy Bragg doing those killer Guthrie songs
Some Joe McDonald
Dan Bern

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 7, 2007 11:49am
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some great Zevon stuff here for sure. Mostly listen to the early shows but have some later ones as well.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:43am
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Taking the Dead as a given then:

The Waybacks – seriously, if you haven’t checked these guys out yet then you really should – they do some excellent Dead covers, but the certainly are not a Dead tribute band:
http://www.archive.org/details/TheWaybacks
Nick Lowe
Joe Strummer/The Clash (sneaky double entry there)
Keller Williams
Phil Lesh and Friends

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:47am
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man, am I happy!!

you finally made a typo - hah!!!

"they" has a "y" on the end, not just "the"

my day is now complete ;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:49am
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Fuck.

Well at least it was you and not SmartassHollow. I got off lightly.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:08am
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yeah the Waybacks are good, especially the WEIRbacks. Believe it or not, Bobby singing Led Zeppelin really works

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:08am
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have you checked out carbon/silicon? if so, any thoughts?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:13am
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No I haven't - but I certainly will. I'll get back to you on that!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2007 8:31am
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Ok bluedevil - I've checked out a couple of carbon/silicon tracks now and I have to say I really like what I've heard. I've been neglecting Mick since the Big Audio Dynamite days and it sounds like I really shouldn't have been. He's still got the energy and passion he had thirty years ago (damn I feel old just typing that). Guess I'm going to head on over to Amazon and do some ordering. Any recommendations?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 8, 2007 9:24am
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No, I was looking to you for info because I just heard about this within the last couple of weeks and all I've heard is what was available at the website. They are playing the infamous Troubadour down in LA in early December, but as of now, no SF dates. If they make it up here, I'll definitely go. I have appreciated some of Simonon's recent work, but like you, I'd pretty much not paid attention to Mick lately since BAD didn't really move me.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2007 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: carbon/silicon

I'd recommend you take a look at their website if you haven't already.
http://www.carbonsiliconinc.com/default.aspx

There's a six-track ep available for free download and The News video had me bouncing in my chair - its a good riffy little number.

Sorry - reread your post - you've been to the website - ignore my aged idiocy!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Dead
Pat Metheny
Tool
Floyd (including Gilmour's recent solo release)
Derek Trucks
Van Morrison

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Hey, I just realized I put up 6 selections. What, no one wants to call me out? Dissapointing.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Not so disappointing as the fact that you spell 'disappointing' with two s's and one p. Hey well- nobody can count around here either so you might as well put up another couple.

So seriously - I should check out Tool?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Oh, you are TOOOOOOO funnnnny, Scotsman.

Tool certainly isn't the Dead. More like Floyd on steroids. Me, I like just about any type of music as long as there is some intelligence behind it and it hasn't been created solely for the purpost of making a fast buck. Their stuff is typically very dark and heavy, but it is also extremely well thought out and complex. Not for everyone, that's for sure, but if you try it, you might find something you didn't expect you'd like. That's how it worked for me, anyway.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 7, 2007 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Ok - I'll definitely take a look/listen to Tool. Shame they have such an unfortunate name - calling someone a 'tool' here is the same as calling them a dick. You and I have a very similar approach to music I reckon. Obviously manufactured stuff is just anathema to me. (Wouldn't Anathema be a good name for a band? You want to play lead or rhythm?) My rule of thumb generally is this: if I were in the band would I be embarrassed to be playing this stuff? So that's most current top twenty pablum out of the window right away.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Someone beat you to it:

http://www.anathema.ws/

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 7, 2007 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Anathema of the Sun was pretty good album

:o

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

tool? interesting.....

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

My son got me listening to them. Kind of like Floyd for teh 21st Century. Very intelligent, multi-layered stuff.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5054586593358081214&q=tool+parabola&total=1196&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

Perfect example, if you've got 10 minutes to spare and an open mind.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 7, 2007 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Well it certianly is good to see that someone out there is still experimenting with hallucinagenics. That is a pretty awesome video

I decided to follow it up with:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtAWCPtLRcY

More FZ claymation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c49NSFC3Q3U

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

its a little heavy but much more respectable then alot of the shit that passes for rock these days. interesting enough for me to check out given the fact it was recommended by someone who loves the dead as much as me.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Again, I apologized for my post here as being far too civil for our typical exchanges. As I said there, I will do my best not to let this happen again.

Your dense friend,
SDH

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

sorry man, me givin you shit about the cap cod show was uncalled for and below me, i was raised better then that. i respect your contributions to this site and your unending sense of humor during times of disillusionment.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

I apologize again here, I'm not sure which persona to believe. I'm hoping that this is the "real" you and that we can go forward with substantive discussion, and not just with me, but the rest of the board. A huge hornets' nest has been stirred up with you and a few others here, something we'd all like to see go away as quickly as possible. Most of the folks here are good souls who just want to pass some time bullshitting about a number of topics, with one taking up most of that time. If you'd care to hop on board, I think we can move forward amicably, but, if that is not your desire, I am truly sorry.

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

grateful dead
steve kimock
pearl jam
no other bands just random songs from hundreds of bands.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 7, 2007 8:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

i hate to chime in, but since i'm the masochistic type, let me just say that the following have been heavy in my rotation of late:

jerry garcia band
built to spill
kristin hersh
patti smith
sonic youth

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 8, 2007 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Billy Bragg and Wilco--Mermaid Sessions Vols. 1 and 2
The Bad Plus
McCoy Tyner
Acoustic Junction
The Kinks

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Well like you :
1.Good ol Grateful Dead is first.
2. Local Gamelan Orchestra
3. Lot of old Pink Floyd recently
4. Various Jazz
5. Bo Bice Band My mom sent me a bunch of their original stuff and I've got to say it's actually got the spirit.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 7, 2007 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

willie nelson - stardust
dead man walking - the score
yonder mountain string band - various live shows found on the archive
gillian welch - revival
daniel lanois - acadie

just incase ashes is lurking...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxAJHyyatUk

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Dead man--great, great flick. Cool music.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

agreed. and you can't go wrong with nusrat fateh ali khan (one of my favorite voices. i was lucky enough to catch him before he left this world in seattle ), ry cooder and eddie vedder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6uuZvnlyqQ

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Poster: cush212 Date: Nov 7, 2007 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

GD
Iron & Wine
Baseball Playoffs (was)
Tea Leaf Green
Kimock
more GD

I get 6, I'm speshull!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 7, 2007 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Cush! Howdy-do, old friend. How are things going? How's the family? Hope all is well.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Nov 7, 2007 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Going OK Holler... How's by you? Good to hear you're bathing again, I was getting tired of that brown cloud on my northern horizon!

Got to get home and watch the baby for a bit, so I'll say a Howdy do to all, and to all a good day...

:)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 7, 2007 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

1) Grateful Dead
2) JGB
3) Whatever my kids are playing on their guitars (12 year old was playing Love Me Tender the other night, the 8 year old is rocking out to Ode to Joy!!)
4) Random stuff i own or hear on the radio (which sucks here)
5) The rap station my kids prefer to listen to. Probably better to know than not know.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

White Stripes
Cream
Talking Heads
Dead

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

a couple mentions of the talking heads. I have most of the studio albums on the iPod but haven't wandered in that direction in a while. Are you listening to albums or shows and if shows where do I get them? I saw David Byrne back in 1992. Cool stuff.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 7, 2007 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

The name of this Band is the only Talking Heads CD I own, I also think it is their best album. My younger bro had it on vinyl many moons ago and I just found it on Disc recently - well worth it with lots of bonus tracks. If you don't have it and can't find it anywhere shoot me an e-mail I may have an extra laying around

jglynn1.2 AT netzero dot net

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 7, 2007 8:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

Thats their first live one. It is very good. I don't have it but have heard it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2007 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Five This Season

I am almost exclusively wedded to the Sand in the Vaseline double album of hits...not a completist with them but that has all the major ones, I think. Love the videos too.